How do I clean my stovetop?

  4 answers
  • Hi, Diane!

    What type of cooktop do you have? Smooth or actual coils? I have a smooth cooktop and use Cerama Bryte with a scouring pad to clean then follow with a microfiber cloth to buff it. I hope this helps!

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 27, 2019

    The answer depends on the type of stove you have. Could you give us some more details?

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 27, 2019

    Remove the completely cooled burners.

    First, use a cleaning cloth and a mixture of mild dish soap and water to try to remove any food residue. Because the heater coils cook off most food that comes into contact with them, a mild wipe-down like this is often all that is needed. Don't submerge the coils or any electrical portion in water. Water can ruin the electrical connections that allow the coil to heat up.

    If mild dish soap and water wouldn't remove stuck or burnt-on food, try making a baking soda and water paste, and use it to gently scrub residue off of the electric heater coil. Really tough stains may benefit from allowing the baking soda paste to sit on the coil for up to 20 minutes, before scrubbing. Be sure to rinse off the baking soda paste thoroughly when you are finished.

    Wipe the drip pans down, dry them, and replace them on the cooktop before reinstalling the heater coils.

    Then just reinstall the clean burners and you are ready to go.

  • Amanda Amanda on Jun 28, 2019

    Hi Diane. If it is stainless I just use dish soap and water. When I had a electric stove I would make a paste of vinegar and baking soda and scrub that on. You can also use dish soap and water too.

    • Diane Smith Diane Smith on Jun 29, 2019

      ok great. I was thinking of trying baking soda. My stove in my new apartment is from the 1980s or something like that. 😂